Today, I did the Make-A-Wish Michigan "Wish A Mile" event with Great Lakes Base, Great Lakes Garrison, and Ohio Garrison. Mara Jade was out, as well as Jessie from “Toy Story” made an appearance. Many of the young girls were excited to see a female Star Wars character.
The event was held at Michigan International Speedway. While I was there I met one boy who was excited to tell me all about how he got to meet Elsa and Anna at his trip to Disney. I talked with another young boy, sitting by the window; he used his balloon as a lightsaber and had fun showing me his Elmo dolls.
One of the children there recognized me, from one of our Motts Children's Hospital visits. His mom told me he was supposed to go home a few days before but ended up not being able to. He was excited to see us once again. His mom thanked me for the work our organization does and for making his stay better. This is why I do what I do.